Kidney & Urinary System : Health & Medical
Are new wearable options for both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis potentially suitable for all patients or just a small minority?
The kidneys are body organs that are essential for filtering and removing wastes and excess fluids from the bloodstream. If you are taking medications or you're one of the many whose diet is mostly composed of salty and processed food, it would serve your best interests to run a check on your kidney
Hyperuricemia is characterized by high levels of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is a waste product that is created as your body metabolizes purine, a substance that is both made within your body and found in many of the foods you eat. Uric acid is eliminated from your body in your urine; however
Aspergillus is a common fungus found in the air, soil, decaying plants and in the human body. There are over 185 species of Aspergillus, 20 of which can cause infection in humans. Aspergillus infection from any of these 20 species is common, especially in people with compromised immune systems. Most
Does training nurses for placement of Coude catheters improve care and allow for better use of health care resources?
Kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease or stage 5 chronic kidney disease, requires a special diet. Incorporating the appropriate foods into your lifestyle can help block toxins from accumulating in the body between dialysis sessions. When in the end stage of kidney failure, a renal di
The aromatic Sassafras albidum, "Sassafras," is a deciduous tree growing to a height of 30 to 60 feet and a spread of 25 to 40 feet. The fragrant root bark is an ingredient used in teas, soaps and root beers. This tree makes a stunning addition to landscapes with its yellow flowers, bright green, th
Whether for a single dose or a long-running medication, patients receiving intravenous fluids as part of their medical treatment are exposed to the components that are a necessary aspect of intravenous medications. The supporting components of intravenous drugs ensure a patient's health is protected
Bladder control is what stops the flow of urine from your bladder. The inability to control your bladder, or incontinence, is not only a medical problem, but a social one. There are numerous causes ranging from infection, to nerve damage, pregnancy, and stress. To gain more control over your blad
This study suggests a link between renin-angiotensin-aldosterone blocker therapy and contrast medium-induced nephropathy.
Aetna reports that approximately 8 million Americans are diagnosed with urinary tract infections each year and more women are affected than men. The urinary tract is responsible for creating, storing and dispelling the body's urine. It consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra; each one
Jeffrey Berns poses a question to Medscape readers: Why does sodium thiosulfate cause acidosis?